Muktinath to Damodar kunda trek in Mustang Nepal
Muktinath to Damodar Kunda trek is a pilgrimage trip for Hindu and Buddhist. Many devotees from around the world go to take a bath in the sacred water of Damodar Kunda Lake. Elevation of Damodar kunda is 4890 meters above sea level, situated near the border of China (Tibet). Upper Mustang Damodar Kunda trek is an adventurous trek, less frequented and very long one. Trekking area is very windy and cold, most difficult part starts after Yara.
Muktinath to Damodar kunda trek distance is 173 kilometers / 107.4 miles. Damodar Kunda trek area is a part of Upper Mustang the forbidden kingdom of Himalayas. This route goes along Dhechyang Khola which comes from Damodar Kunda. The water from Damodar Kund flows into Kali Gandaki River. Barren mountains, rough terrain and up down cliff by the river make this route very hard to walk. We advice all to do pre training, yoga practice, daily exercise to make this trip easier.
Damodar kunda is the source of black ammonite fossils “Sacred Shaligram”. Both Hindus and Buddhists collect the fossils to worship them. They believe that the fossils are embodiments of God Vishnu.
Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit Mustang Damodar Kunda for pilgrimage and religious celebration each year. It is the center of attraction during the month of August in full moon. The possibilities and best time to go to visit Damodar Kunda Lake is April to October months. During the trekking period you can see the sight of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other high mountains.
Mustang Damodar Kunda trek starts from Jomsom after Muktinath Darshan, journey follow the upper mustang trekking route to reach the sacred Damodar kunda. Restricted area permit require for all travelers to enter this area. We are here to systematize guide, porter, permits and other arrangements for trip to sacred Lake to fulfill your wish to worship in Damodar Kunda.